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The Island of Saints and How to Get Out of It

A Small Piece for the Times by St. John Ervine


  • Drámadóir

    St. John Greer Ervine 

  • Suíomh

    Kitchen of John Cairns' cottage, Co. Down
    The afternoon of a day in July

  • Achoimre

    A meditation on emigration through the thoughts of John Cairns, an elderly Ulster cobbler. When Robert McGrum, an old love rival of his from earlier times, returns from America extravagantly rich but desperately ill, Cairns chooses to interpret his physical sufferings as an indictment of American materialism. Cairns' son, on the other hand, fed up with the political bickering between Republicans and Orangemen and eager to move on with the rest of his life, emerges as an ideal candidate for emigration...

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna


  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Robert McGrum F J McCormick
John Cairns Peter Nolan
Johnnie Cairns Tony Quinn (1)
Ellen Cairns Maureen Delany
Foireann Léirithe  
Stiúrthóir Ceoil Dr. J.F. Larchet
Léirithe ag Lennox Robinson
Bainisteoir Stáitse Michael J. Dolan

Eolas Faoi Chearta

  • Críoch

    All Territories

  • Cinéal Cearta

    All Rights

  • Teagmháil

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Seoladh

    P. O. Box 6, Gerrards Cross
    SL9 8XA

  • Guthán

    +44 (0) 1753 886000

  • Ríomhphost

Foinse Eolais

Information for this entry has come from the original company programme and from press reviews of the premiere production.